There are steps you can take to prevent yourself from falling, including using NCOA's Falls Free CheckUp tool.
Use these sample letters for your provider, sharing the results of your online Falls Free CheckUp screening.
Letters are available in English and Spanish.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls have also resulted in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths.
There are steps you can take to reduce your risk, including answer 12 questions from NCOA's Falls Free CheckUp tool. Once you're done answering the questions, use these letters to share your results with your health care provider.